International box office: Narnia's 'Dawn Treader' stays at No 1
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 3D remains at No. 1, earning $29.9 million in 61 markets. With a strong release in Germany this past weekend, the third installment in the adaptation of the C.S. Lewis book series has earned an international total of $124.4 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 maintained its hold on the No. 2 position. Opening in South Korea and Hong Kong, the penultimate film in the franchise added another $24.3 million to its $558.6 million tally.
At No. 3, Tron: Legacy in 3D launched, bringing in $23 million from 25 territories, with Oscar winner Jeff Bridges reprising his role as a video game designer trapped in cyberspace. In the US, the 3D sci-fi adventure hit No. 1 to make $43.6 million, bringing the opening to a worldwide total of $66 million.
Despite extreme weather, the sequel to the 1982 Tron performed best in the UK, as well as Japan, Brazil, Australia and Spain, taking the No. 1 spot wherever it premiered in Europe, Latin American and Australia. Tron: Legacy also reached the top spot in the US. The film earned 70% of its totals from 3D and IMAX.
No. 4 was Megamind, the animated super-villain tale in 3D featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt, opening in 18 more markets for a total of 50 countries. The comedy-fantasy hit No. 1 in Mexico, No. 5 in Italy and No. 6 in France.
In fifth place was Tangled, another animated children's film in 3D. A new interpretation of the classic Rapunzel tale, it took in $14 million over 17 countries.
Only opening in five markets, The Tourist, costarring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, reached No. 3 in Germany and Italy, and No. 4 in France.
Limited debuts this past weekend included the musical drama Burlesque costarring Cher and Christina Aguilera and romantic comedy Love and Other Drugs costarring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.
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